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Harvard National Security Journal | March 25, 2013 | By Gerard Kennedy, Innokenty Pyetranker, and Manik Suri

Courtroom Lawfare

American courtrooms are now one of the hottest battlefields in the ongoing Global War on Terrorism. In recent months, U.S. federal courts have issued several opinions that offer insights into one particularly significant area of terrorism-related jurisprudence: civil suits against financial institutions that allegedly support terrorist groups. Two such opinions issued by the Second Circuit, Linde v. Arab Bank, PLC and Rothstein v. UBS AG, merit special attention because of their far-reaching implications. Read the full piece here.

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Harvard National Security Journal | August 16, 2012 | By LT Elan Ghazal and Manik Suri

The Pentagon’s growing use of civilian manpower to augment force projection — including the deployment of civilian mariners aboard U.S. warships during contingency operations against Libya in 2011 — raises serious questions at the intersection of law and war. Read the full piece here.